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|Born||October 24, 1956|
Montclair, New Jersey
|Nationality||Greek / American|
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||240 lb (109 kg)|
|NBA draft||1978 / Round: 4 / Pick: 72nd overall|
|Selected by the Boston Celtics|
|Position||Power forward / Center|
|Career highlights and awards|
David "Dave" Stergakos (Greek: Ντέιβιντ "Ντέιβ" Στεργάκος; born October 24, 1956) is a retired Greek American professional basketball player and basketball coach. At a height of 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), he played at both the power forward and center positions.
Professional playing career
Stergakos was selected by the Boston Celtics, in the 4th round of the 1978 NBA Draft, with the 72nd overall draft pick. He was the first Greek player ever selected by an NBA team. However, he never played as a professional in the NBA.
A year later, in 1979, he moved to Panathinaikos, in Greece. He is one of the greatest players in Panathinaikos history, as he won 4 Greek League championships (1980, 1981, 1982, 1984), and 4 Greek Cups (1979, 1982, 1983, 1986). He was also a Greek Cup finalist in 1985. He was the Greek Cup Finals Top Scorer in 1986. In the 1987–88 season, he was the top rebounder in the Greek League, with an average of 12.2 rebounds per game.
National team career
Stergakos was an important member of the senior men's Greek national basketball team that won the silver medal at EuroBasket 1989. He was also a member of the Greek national team that finished in 6th place at the 1990 FIBA World Championship.